Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Like a bargain?

Genealogy would just be names dates and maybe places, if it wasn't for
      • family stories (often published in trees and books by others in times gone past) and 
      • indexes and records held by 
        • archives 
        • libraries
        • museums
        • government departments
        • local and family history organisations
So what does this have to do with a bargain?

Well local groups around the world compile indexes with information containing genealogical value. This month and until the end of March 2014. The New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG) is having a stock take sale.



Seems to me that the items on sale are valuable for all researchers with an interest in Australia and New Zealand so do check out the details below. IMHO the Victoria Passenger lists are a must have for everyone with Australian and NZ ancestors.

The indexes and records contained cover the topics of

  • shipping (certainly a genealogy disease for those of us in the "colonies")
  • military and navy
  • land
  • cemeteries

Buy any 1 for $25 or buy any 2 for $35 or
Buy any 3 for $45 or buy any 4 for $55 or
Buy any five for $65

So you could buy one of each, or just one or X of the same CD to give to others as a gift or a whole combination of bargains to suit you.


Here they is the list of CD's and some background info to help you decide if any or all of these disks are for you. To purchase online with a credit card or find how to order via other means there are more at the NZSG website...

 Passenger Lists - Victoria, Australia Outwards to New Zealand 1852-1923 (PC and Mac compatible)

Transcriptions of passenger lists of the ships leaving Victoria, Australia for New Zealand ports, as contained in VPRS 948 Outward Passenger Lists 1852-1923 have been indexed.

These were originally published as 4 sets of fiche:
Part 1, 1852-1860    Part 2, 1861-1865 Part 3, 1866-1870    Part 4, 1871-1880.

This CD contains all the data from the four published sets of fiche plus remaining data transcribed up to and including 1923. The index contains a total of 368,481 passenger records and 5040 ship records covering the years 1852-1923.  It is searchable by Passenger, Ship and Port of Arrival.


 The Naval Chronology of Great Britain 1803 - 1816*

This CD contains all three volumes of this rare book. Scanned and indexed, it is a must for any serious Naval Historian. Also contains narratives of shipwrecks, particulars of the most important Courts Martial, Votes of Parliament, List of Flag Officers in Commission and of Promotions for each year. The whole forms a complete history of British Naval History for the period, 1803 to 1816, illustrated with numerous engravings.




Discharged in New Zealand*

Originally compiled by Hugh and Lyn Hughes, the book Discharged in New Zealand was published by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists in 1988. An index was added when the book was published on microfiche. This project was completed with the help of volunteers from the NZSG and the wider genealogical community.



 A Return of Freeholders of NZ October 1882*

This facsimile gives the names, addresses and occupations of owners of land throughout New Zealand. It includes the area and value in counties, and the value in boroughs and town districts.






New Zealand Cemetery Records: Waikato, King Country and Taupo*

These are scans of the original NZSG cemetery transcriptions of headstones and burial records, preserved over the years. Also included are maps and some background notes. This is a valuable resource for any researcher with NZ research.
Coves: Raglan, Waikato, Hauraki Plains, Piako, Matamata, Hamilton City, Waipa, Otorohanga, Waitomo, Taupo, Taumarunui and Waitomo


*  Depends on version of Adobe Acrobat Reader

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